Peckleton, a pleasant village and a parish in Leicestershire. The village stands 2½ miles SW of Desford station on the Leicester and Burton branch of the M.R., and 4½ SE of Market Bosworth. The parish contains also the hamlet of Tooley Park, and its post town is Hinckley; money order and telegraph office, Desford. Acreage, 2180; population, 242. The manor belongs to the Earl of Lovelace. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough; gross value, £364 with residence. The church is an edifice of stone in the Early English and Decorated styles, consisting of chancel, nave, S aisle, N and S porches, and an embattled western tower and spire. It contains some ancient monuments.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Peckleton St. Mary|
|Poor Law union||Market-Bosworth|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
A fully searchable database containing a transcript of the Marriages at Peckleton, Leicestershire 1567-1837.
Findmypast, in association with the Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland, have the following parish records online for Peckleton:
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Peckleton from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Peckleton (St. Mary))
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Leicestershire is online.
Online maps of Peckleton are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Leicestershire newspapers online: